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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/24/2005 15:42 (Entered as : 01/24/2005 15:42)
Reported: 2/8/2005 1:42:21 PM 13:42
Posted: 2/8/2005
Location: Maui, HI
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1 second
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Bright spherical object seen on north side of Maui

Bright spherical object with vaguely identifiable contrail seen on north side of Maui, Hawaii at about 3:42 p.m. local time on Monday, January 24, 2005, about 15 or 20 miles north of Ka'anapali on State Highway 30. Object appears to be headed into the ocean.

I was stopped on the side of the road taking pictures, and only noticed the object in one of my pictures when I got home and downloaded them, so unfortunately I did not witness it with my own eyes. I have previously sent a jpeg picture of the object to the website ( -- don't know if it's been posted on this website or not. The picture was taken with a 5.0 megapixel camera set at 1/250 of a second, with an ISO of 50 and an 8.0 aperture.

Not sure if the object is a crashing satellite or something else, but am interested in whether anyone else saw anything similar in the area that day.